What channel is Packers vs. Saints on today? Time, TV schedule for Week 1 NFL game

Written By Jake Aferiat
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When the Saints take the field for the first time Sunday, they'll do so 550 miles away from the friendly confines of the Superdome, but still playing in a home game.

The team, like so many others in and around the the city of New Orleans, was displaced and had their way of life altered in the aftermath of Hurrican ida.

Playing in Jacksonville, the Saints are taking on the Packers in what is the start of the post-Drew Brees era in New Orleans and seemingly the end of the Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay.

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Brees retired in the offseason and landed a gig with NBC alongside Maria Taylor as the headliners on 'Football Night in America,' while Rodgers was the subject of weekly and nearly daily commentary and speculation about his future in Green Bay before ultimately agreeing to a restructured deal to keep him with the Packers through at least 2021.

The Saints opted to go with Jameis Winston as the starter after he backed up Taysom Hill last year, but will be without star receiver Michael Thomas for the first five weeks as he's on IR, while Green Bay returns key offensive weapons Devante Adams and Aaron Jones alongside Rodgers.

Here's everything you need to know to watch the Packers vs. Saints game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 1 NFL schedule.

What channel is Packers vs. Saints on today?

  • TV channel (national): Fox
  • TV channel (San Francisco): WVUE
  • TV channel (Detroit): WLUK
  • Live stream: Fox Sports app, fuboTV

The Packers and Saints will face off on Fox mid-afternoon on Sunday in one of the marquee Week 1 games. Joe Buck will be on play-by-play duties while he's joined by Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman in the booth as an analyst. 

In Canada, viewers can watch Packers vs. Saints on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.

Packers vs. Saints start time

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
  • Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. ET

Packers vs. Saints is scheduled to start at 4:25 p.m. ET. The game will be played in Jacksonville as New Orleans rebuilds and recovers from the aftermath of Hurrican Ida.

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NFL schedule Week 1

Thursday, Sept. 9

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Cowboys at Buccaneers 8:20 p.m. NBC, fuboTV

Sunday, Sept. 12 

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Jaguars at Texans 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Chargers at Washington 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Jets at Panthers 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Seahawks at Colts 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
49ers at Lions 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Vikings at Bengals 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Cardinals at Titans 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Steelers at Bills 1 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Eagles at Falcons 1 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Packers at Saints 4:25 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Broncos at Giants 4:25 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Dolphins at Patriots 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Browns at Chiefs 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Bears at Rams 8:20 p.m. NBC, fuboTV

Monday, Sept. 13

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Ravens at Raiders 8:15 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

Packers schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time (ET) TV
1 Sept. 12 @ Saints (in Jacksonville) 4:25 p.m. Fox
2 Sept. 20 vs. Lions 8:15 p.m. ESPN
3 Sept. 26 @ 49ers 8:20 p.m. NBC
4 Oct. 3 vs. Steelers 4:25 p.m. CBS
5 Oct. 10 @ Bengals 1 p.m. Fox
6 Oct. 17 @ Bears  1 p.m. Fox
7 Oct. 24 vs. Washington 1 p.m. Fox
8 Oct. 28 @ Cardinals 8:20 p.m. Fox
9 Nov. 7 @ Chiefs 4:25 p.m. Fox
10 Nov. 14 vs. Seahawks 4:25 p.m. CBS
11 Nov. 21 @ Vikings 1 p.m.  Fox
12 Nov. 28  vs. Rams 4:25 p.m. Fox
13 BYE - - -
14 Dec. 12 vs. Bears  8;20 p.m. NBC
15 Dec. 19 @ Ravens 1 p.m. Fox
16 Dec. 25 vs. Browns 4:30 p.m. Fox/NFL Network/Amazon
17 Jan. 2 vs. Vikings 8:20 NBC
18 Jan. 9 @ Lions 1 p.m. Fox

Saints schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff Time (ET) TV
1 Sept. 12 vs. Packers (in Jacksonville) 4:25 p.m. Fox
2 Sept. 19 @ Panthers 1 p.m. Fox
3 Sept. 26 @ New England 1 p.m. Fox
4 Oct. 3 vs. Giants 1 p.m. Fox
5 Oct. 10 @ Washington 1 p.m. CBS
6 BYE - - -
7 Oct. 25 @ Seahawks 8:15 p.m. ESPN
8 Oct. 31 vs. Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. Fox
9 Nov. 7 vs. Falcons 1 p.m.  Fox
10 Nov. 14 @ Titans 1 p.m. CBS
11 Nov. 21 @ Eagles 1 p.m. Fox
12 Nov. 25 vs. Bills 8:20 p.m. NBC
13 Dec. 2 vs. Cowboys 8:20 p.m. Fox/NFL Networ/Amazon
14 Dec. 12 @ Jets 1 p.m. Fox
15 Dec. 19 @ Buccaneers 8:20 p.m. NBC
16 Dec. 27 vs. Dolphins 8:15 p.m. ESPN
17 Jan. 2 vs. Panthers 1 p.m. Fox
18 Jan. 9 @ Falcons 1 p.m. Fox

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